@HerbieVonVapster Thanks for the feedback man! I think that your comments pretty much confirm that the buttons definitely DO require cleaning, at least in this first batch. And after the vaseline is applied... perhaps cleaning a few times a year... we will see. And it also confirms the importance of proper electrical contact points. Now that the dust has settled on the release of the first batch of Nomads, I feel like I can finally relax a little! Update On the Second batch of Nomads After the first batch went out, I wanted to really stand behind my creations, and make sure that everyone was truly setup properly to enjoy their Nomads to the fullest. Initial feedback prompted the creation of the Care Package. Putting these together took time away from starting the second batch. As a result of this feedback, I also came up with some design improvements that I would like to implement into the second batch. These changes will take some time to research, test, and tool up for. So, I am moving back the shipping date for this second batch, to give me enough time to get these Nomads where I would like to see them. I originally said August shipping. But now I am aiming for September. Really, I should just be a lot more careful with promising ship dates on such a product... but, the shipping date is also for myself... it gives me a goal, and I think that's important. I hope that everyone will understand the change, and the minor improvements made to the design will be worth the wait I am sure. I won't be going too far off-script... mostly everything about the Nomad will stay the same, and I won't be setting up many more tools or jigs.. so the basic process is already all figured out and should be a relative breeze! To tide everyone over, here is an album of the burl woods that I have got in stock to be used for this batch... so excited about these! They're going to look incredible! I'm Going On Vacation I am taking some time between batches to unwind! This will be the first real time off since I started the Nomads... pretty crazy I know. Working for yourself... life and work are one in the same... so it's hard to find a balance so that you don't get burnt out. I am only just learning the importance of time off to reflect and re-energize for the next big project. I will be doing a little road trip through northern Ontario, car camping on crown land, hiking, sight seeing... So, I will be out of touch from tomorrow morning, till next Thursday the 19th. I may check in, I may not! I'll be hitting the pavement as soon as I get back on the next batch, and I am sure I'll be super eager to get back to it! haha.